BOISE, Idaho Greg Graham, head men’s basketball coach at Boise State University, announced today the signing of Mark Sanchez, a 6-foot-7, 240-pound forward from Pima College in Tucson, Arizona.
"Mark brings versatility to the four spot because he is a guy who can play inside and shoot the three," Graham said. "He is a very skilled passer who is unique because he is a 6’7", 240-pound guy who is as comfortable playing outside as inside which is ideal for our system."
Sanchez earned first-team All-Region 1 Division 2 and second-team All-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference honors after averaging 19.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots per game as a sophomore. He finished 19th in the NJCAA in scoring and fifth in the ACCAC, while ranking seventh in the ACCAC in rebounding and third in blocked shots.
Sanchez was named the national NJCAA Men’s Division II Basketball Player of the Week for games ending Feb. 10 after scoring 47 points and grabbing 19 rebounds in two Region 1 wins. He scored 26 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, dished out eight assists and blocked two shots in a win over Glendale Community College on Feb. 7 and then followed with 21 points, three rebounds and two assists against Central Arizona College. In the two games, Sanchez shot 48 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free throw line.
He claimed ACCAC Player of the Week honors twice during his sophomore season. He won the league honor the week he was the NJCAA National Player of the Week and again when he had a pair of double-doubles with 16 points and 12 boards against Cochise and 25 points and 11 rebounds, with six assists, against South Mountain.
Sanchez also finished 14th in the ACCAC in scoring as a freshman averaging 14.3 points and eight rebounds per game.